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Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web – TechCrunch

Twitter will now preserve JPEG quality for photo uploads on the web – TechCrunch

Twitter is changing the way it processes uploaded images, and the new way of doing things will be much-appreciated by any photographers sharing their work on the platform. Twitter engineer Nolan O’Brien shared that the platform will now preserve JPEG encoding when they’re uploaded via Twitter on the web, instead of transcoding them, which results […]

Facebook Messenger adds Star Wars-themed features and AR effects – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger adds Star Wars-themed features and AR effects – TechCrunch

Star Wars has come to Facebook’s Messenger app. Facebook today announced a new set of Star Wars-themed features for Messenger users, including a chat theme, reactions, stickers, and AR effects. The features were developed in partnership with Disney to help promote the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which premieres nationwide on December […]

Wotch is building a creator-friendly video platform – TechCrunch

Wotch is building a creator-friendly video platform – TechCrunch

The team at Wotch has created a new social video platform — but wait, don’t roll your eyes quite yet. “Obviously, we’re very used to someone creating a new internet video-sharing platform,” said co-CEO Scott Willson. “It must be very irritating for everyone to hear that.” And yet Willson and his co-founder/co-CEO James Sadler have […]

Soci raises $12M to help big brands manage local marketing – TechCrunch

Soci raises $12M to help big brands manage local marketing – TechCrunch

According to CEO Afif Khoury, we’re in the middle of “the third wave of social” — a shift back to local interactions. And Khoury’s startup Soci (pronounced soh-shee) has raised $12 million in Series C funding to help companies navigate that shift. Soci works with customers like Ace Hardware and Sport Clips to help them […]

Snapchat Cameo edits your face into videos – TechCrunch

Snapchat Cameo edits your face into videos – TechCrunch

Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you can then share. It’s essentially a simplified way to Deepfake you into GIFs. Cameos are an alternative to Bitmoji for quickly conveying an emotion, reaction, or silly situation in Snapchat messages. Some French […]

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign – TechCrunch

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign – TechCrunch

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that Russian operatives are behind the leak of sensitive trade data — likely with […]

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